Passaic County is located in northeastern New Jersey. The County Seat is Paterson and the largest city is Paterson. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.passaiccountynj.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 508,856 and the 2010 census population was 501,624. The land area is 184.59 square miles and there are 2715.3 persons per square mile.
75.7% of the population is White, 14.7% is Black or African American, 38.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.6% is Asian, 1.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 81.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 25.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $351,000, there are 162,543 households, an average of 3.03 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,152, the median household income is $57,654, and 16.3% of the persons in Passaic County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 43,366. Retail sales (in $1000) were $6,598,022, and sales per capita were $13,546. The percentage of black-owned firms is 9.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.4%.
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